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152 Thai returnees refuse state quarantine

152 Thai returnees refuse state quarantine

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered 152 Thais who landed at Suvarnabhumi on Friday night and refused to enter state quarantine to report themselves to authorities before 6pm on Saturday.

04 Apr 2020 at 16:13

City Hall denies full lockdown rumours

City Hall denies full lockdown rumours

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Tuesday dismissed as untrue reports that it will announce a full lockdown and keep city residents at home in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

01 Apr 2020 at 09:31

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  • Phuket lockdown until April 30

    The Phuket governor has issued an order barring people and vehicles from leaving and entering the southern island province as it confirms six more Covid-19 infections,...

    30 Mar 2020 at 09:16

  • Foreigners banned from entry, no curfew yet

    Thailand has banned the entry of foreigners and the government may impose a 24-hour curfew as its next step to tackle the spread of Covid-19 under the Emergency Decree...

    26 Mar 2020 at 10:25

  • Government to declare emergency

    The government will declare an emergency and introduce new measures to combat Covid-19 on Thursday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Tuesday.

    24 Mar 2020 at 15:34

  • Thailand must choose: Italy or Japan, warns expert

    Thailand now faces ending up like Italy with a soaring number of Covid-19 patients, or becoming like Japan which has been able to contain the spread of the virus, an...

    24 Mar 2020 at 09:53

  • Thousands leave Bangkok

    Almost 200 new infections were reported on Sunday, and a "soft Lockdown" prompted thousands of people to leave Bangkok.

    23 Mar 2020 at 09:24

  • At least 400,000 infections expected

    At least 400,000 people will be diagnosed in Thailand with Covid-19 this year and next, with the peak period expected to be during the next cool season, according to...

    18 Mar 2020 at 12:22

  • 33 new infections, Songkran postponed

    Songkran holidays and celebrations will be postponed until further notice as the number of cases continued to rise by 33 to 147.

    16 Mar 2020 at 16:37

  • Bangkok ‘most at risk’ for virus spread

    China tried to come to grips with the expanding coronavirus outbreak, with the death toll climbing as residents returned from the Lunar New Year holidays.

    03 Feb 2020 at 20:13

  • Thailand's internet censorship rates 6/10

    Thailand has received a score of 6 out of 10 for internet censorship, on par with various regional peers, according to UK-based tech research firm Comparitech.

    17 Jan 2020 at 12:02

  • Water wars looming

    The sustainability of the government's flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) plan is at risk of being stymied by drought and water conflicts, water experts warn.

    16 Jan 2020 at 14:03